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Podcast: News Wrap-Up – flu outbreak, UO as a sanctuary campus, and China Night

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Max Thornberry and news reporter Andy Field discuss the new time/place/manner policy that may affect student protests, the wave of influenza here on campus, efforts to protect undocumented students and more. This episode was produced by Emerson Malone. Listen to the episode …

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Administrator selected to support undocumented and international students

The University of Oregon has selected an administrator to be a resource for students who are, and would potentially be, affected by U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent immigration executive orders. According to a press release, UO administration has appointed Jane Irungu, assistant vice president of student engagement, to work with …

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Provost Scott Coltrane says university plans to provide attorneys to those confronted by immigration officials

University of Oregon Provost Scott Coltrane said the university plans to provide attorneys for any student, staff or faculty approached by immigration officials, due to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. Coltrane made his statement during a Jan. 30 townhall discussion in the EMU, …

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Photos: CSSA host 2017 China Night; EMU Ballroom sold out

Red lanterns and firecrackers adorned the sides of the EMU ballroom, where 300 University of Oregon students and Eugene community members gathered on Jan. 29 to celebrate the Lunar New Year.  A crowd, consisting mostly of members of Chinese student organizations, sat around circular tables, watching familiar faces perform on …

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El pueblo unido: campus community joins in protecting undocumented students

El pueblo unido jamás será vencido Maricruz Reyes, 24, smiled as she panned her smartphone over the crowd of roughly 600 people gathered outside the Oregon State Capitol. They were her fellow protestors, calling on Jan. 14 for state representatives to prevent President Donald Trump from deporting 11 million undocumented …

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Retired UO professor Edwin Coleman dies

Former University of Oregon English professor Edwin Coleman II passed away on Jan. 23 from influenza-related conditions. He was 84 years old.  After Coleman received his Ph.D in theater in 1971 from UO, the university hired him as an English professor. Coleman modified courses to include more African-American literature and authors of …

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Peaceful but not quiet: Protesting the inauguration

Hours after President Donald Trump placed his hand on two bibles and was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, students at the University of Oregon united to demonstrate their anguish. At first, marches and rallies throughout the weekend reflected anger and fear in Eugene. Unity …

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Students march against Trump after inauguration

Preslee Thorne is scared. On Friday night she joined around 60 other concerned community members at the EMU to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. “I think it’s important for everybody to gather and voice their problems,” Thorne said. “If we all …

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Students protest over new cost of dining worker shift meals

University of Oregon student organizers demanded free shift meals for student dining workers and protested the cost increase of their meals on Wednesday in the Hamilton Hall dining area. Fifteen students, mostly from the Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) gathered around 6 p.m. The student organizers protested the policy requiring student workers to pay …

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Sen. Wyden and state representatives pledge to protect undocumented immigrants at Oregon capitol

Around 600 Oregon protesters rallied around the state capitol in Salem on Jan. 14, showing support for elected representatives and organizers vowing to protect undocumented immigrants and their families. Residents from across Oregon filled the Oregon State Capitol fountain grounds at 2:00 p.m. They cheered to speeches from U.S. Senator …

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ASUO bingo night informs students that they can have a say on tuition setting

Student government members, through a bingo game, let students know that there are ways for students to get involved in setting tuition at the University of Oregon. ASUO students hosted the “Tuition Lingo Bingo” event on Nov. 29 in Straub Hall. The 25 students who attended the event were each …

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Podcast: Should Professor Shurtz resign?

In this episode of the Emerald Podcast Network, news reporter Andy Field has a discussion with retired University of Oregon English Professor Dr. Edwin Coleman, who started UO’s ethnic studies department, and André Lightsey-Walker, a UO senior majoring in philosophy. Last week, Coleman wrote a column in the Register-Guard condemning the university …

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Podcast: Anti-Trump protests, BSU rallies, Taylor’s credit card fraud

In this episode from the Emerald Podcast Network, news editor Noah McGraw and news reporter Andy Field discuss the recent flurry of anti-Trump protests, a one year update on the UO Black Student Task Force’s demands and whether Taylor’s is charging your credit card more than it should. Listen to the …

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Students call for UO to be a ‘sanctuary’ campus university

On Wednesday, around 150 University of Oregon students gathered at the Erb Memorial Union amphitheater, calling for the administration to accept and protect undocumented immigrant students following President-elect Donald Trump’s election. The rally was part of the nation-wide “sanctuary campus” protests, which have taken place in more than 40 universities, …

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At campus rally, black student groups call for safe and inclusive campus

Black student groups called for University of Oregon administration to meet 12 demands to increase inclusivity for African-American students during a rally at the EMU Amphitheater at 2 p.m. Friday. The Black Women of Achievement, Black Student Union, Black Law Students Association, Black Student Task Force and Black Male Alliance …

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Federal court rules youth can sue federal government for climate change

The federal district court in Eugene ruled in favor of 21 youth, including University of Oregon student Tia Hatton, who are suing the federal government for the impacts of climate change, allowing the case to move to trial. On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken announced that she rejected …

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Q&A: Working Families Party candidate Shanti Lewallen

The Emerald interviewed Shanti Lewallen, a 36-year-old longshoreman and lawyer running for U.S. Senate under the Working Families Party ticket. Emerald: What issues do you hope to address regarding college students? Lewallen: I am concerned with student debt. This is something that strikes right at home for me because I had to borrow money …

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UO law professor who wore blackface releases an apology statement

University of Oregon law professor Nancy Shurtz, who wore a costume that included blackface at a private Halloween party, released an apology on Friday through Pat Walsh, the media relations professional hired by Shurtz’s attorney. The statement reads: “During a Halloween party I hosted at my house, I wore a …

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Campus views: The Emerald asks students for thoughts on Measure 95

On Wednesday, the Emerald spoke with University of Oregon students about Measure 95 — a ballot measure which, if passed, would let Oregon’s public universities invest in the stock market. Many students were unsure of the purpose behind Measure 95. However, after being presented with information from the Oregon Voters’ …

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UO law faculty members call for resignation of professor over blackface halloween costume

The University of Oregon law professor who wore blackface during an off-campus Halloween party is Nancy Shurtz, KEZI reports. Shurtz has been placed on administrative leave by Michael Moffitt, the dean of the UO School of Law. According to KEZI, Shurtz sent the following letter to her law students: “I chose my …

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Measure 95 could let UO invest in stock market and unlock a new revenue stream

The Nov. 8 election presents Oregon residents with a ballot measure that would allow public universities to invest in the stock market. The University of Oregon asked state legislators to amend Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, which prohibits state organizations from investing in stocks, to make an exception for Oregon’s …

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Governor Kate Brown makes appearance at EMU amphitheater, encourages students to vote

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown stood beside the ballot box in front of the EMU on Monday, encouraging University of Oregon students to vote in the general election and listening to input on local issues. Prior to arriving on campus, Gov. Brown reached out to ASUO to help its members remind …

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New UO parking phone application seeks to decrease citations and congestion

Correction: A previous version of this article stated that the UO bike program receives some funding from parking tickets as well as students and faculty parking fees. It also stated that the money resulting from the UO parking department’s bike donations to Brasher’s Northwest Auto Auction also helps fund the …

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DeFazio discusses Higher Ed Act with UO students

House of Representative member Peter DeFazio of Oregon told University of Oregon students that it is the federal government’s role to make college affordable. DeFazio discussed the Higher Ed Act, his proposed bill that would reform grants and decrease student loan debt, on campus on Monday. He said that leaving …

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Crowd surrounds and intimidates Eugene police officers at Park Blocks during a drug-related arrest

More than 20 police officers arrived as back-up, after a crowd began interfering with a drug-related arrest at the Park Blocks area in downtown Eugene. Police said the crowd was made up of 50-75 people. The crowd allegedly surrounded Eugene police officers, who were arresting two men for being involved in a drug transaction, …

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Reza Aslan talks about identity and America’s future under “Trumpism”

An audience came to see author Reza Aslan speak about religion, identity and America’s future, filling the 500-seat University of Oregon Straub Hall Auditorium on Tuesday evening. The event was the first of a series from the Oregon Humanities Center, which brings in guest speakers to discuss current issues. Aslan …

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ASUO senators pass student group request in a rare revote

Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that Senator Emily Huang said that the Women in Business’s request, part of which was already paid for, may have caused senators to feel like they were pressured to “go along with [the request].” It was actually Senator Blair Toy who made this statement.  …

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UO BOT member and state representative call for “Yes on Measure 97” during panel

Oregon House of Representatives member Phil Barnhart and Board of Trustees member Kurt Wilcox spoke, alongside “Vote Yes on 97” organizers, in an attempt to persuade students and faculty to vote “yes” on Measure 97 Monday evening.  Measure 97 will set a 2.5 percent tax on corporations earning more than …

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Former UO student sentenced to five years for possession of child pornography

Former University of Oregon student Aryavong Aaron Khounlavouth has been sentenced to five years for viewing and exchanging child pornography. The 20-year-old reached a plea deal with prosecutors after pleading guilty to three counts of encouraging child sex abuse in the first degree. He was initially held on 10 separate felony …

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